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Postdoctoral position in biological/microbial Induced mineralization/corrosion at Drexel University
Drexel University

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2023
Title Postdoctoral position in biological/microbial Induced mineralization/corrosion at Drexel University
University Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Civil & Architectural Engineering
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2024
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2024
  • Post-Doc
  • Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Drexel Advanced Infrastructure Materials (AIM) Laboratory along with the Drexel Sales’ Microbiology lab is seeking for an outstanding candidate for an open postdoctoral position in biological and microbial Induced mineralization and corrosion for concrete self-healing and corrosion mitigation applications starting January 2024.


The successful candidate will work on developing nature-inspired biological and microbial induced techniques for repairing aged, corroded, and damaged reinforced concrete structures. The candidate will help the group to mentor, train, and guide graduate students in performing and publishing research activities. The successful candidate will work in the group of Professor Farnam and Professor Sales, in a strong collaborative environment in the departments of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. More information about the Drexel AIM lab and the Drexel Sales lab can be found at: and


Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in a topic of relevance (e.g., Microbiology, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering Bioengineering, and/or Chemical Engineering).
  • Strong expertise with strong evidence of publication records in the microbiology, biochemistry, and characterization of microbial induced biomineralization, bioprecipitation, and/or biocorrosion processes.
  • Strong expertise with strong evidence of publication records in mineral/materials advanced characterization such as: X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Optical Microscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy, 3D X-Ray Tomography, X-ray Spectroscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, and ICP-MS and/or ICP-OES.


Preferred qualifications

  • Previous postdoctoral position.
  • Evidence of preparing high quality internal or external research proposals.
  • Evidence of mentorship and assisting team members.
  • An ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • An interest in working in a fast-paced research environment.



If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide a short cover letter (2-page limit) explaining your scientific and research interests and why you are interested in this position and a detailed CV (no page limit). Please also provide contact information for three references in support of your application in your CV. Please attach all documents in a single pdf file via

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